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Title: cannot insert character
Post by: Guillaume on May 05, 2017, 09:39:14 pm
Made small text frame for column name, and got cursor to blink but impossible to insert character, and there is a tiny red X in bottom right;  will not accept paste either.  What is function of tiny X and how to enable editing. Things work fine in other columns.
Title: Re: cannot insert character
Post by: utnik on May 05, 2017, 10:00:16 pm
hi guillaume

the red X is the mark for overflowing text.
either there is already some text in the frame (or just some line breaksā€¦) or the frame is too small to contain the first character (with the present settingsā€¦)

utnik
Title: Re: cannot insert character
Post by: CGood on May 05, 2017, 11:39:33 pm
Sometimes the frame has to be a lot larger than you might think for text to "fit". Try enlarging the frame a lot and  add your text, then incrementally drag a corner to reduce the size of the frame bit by bit. You may find you need to leave the frame larger than intuition might suggest.
Title: Re: cannot insert character
Post by: Guillaume on May 06, 2017, 01:30:31 am
Thanks for the replies.  I tried and did it:  I enlarged the frame a bit and was able to type.  I am still puzzled by the fact that there was no overflowing, the frame was empty and the characters did fit in the frame.   
--Guillaume